Friday, 30 September 2011

Portmeirion Gardens

Portmeirion isn't just about architecture, it has incredible gardens as well.



Well, I don't know if it would technically be more than one, the place is so small.




I had to fight Blogger to get these photos on; I think he's OD'd on photos about now.  Perhaps you have, too.  I think I could look at this a hundred times, me.



 (I'm probably half way there, I've spent so much time grouping these by post).



The bloggers I read tend to be nuts about France and especially Paris.  


They are wonderful, I agree, but I'm more in love with Italy (and Italian food), so Portmeirion pushed all my buttons.



You'd think I was starved for colour the way I responded to this place.



In fact it has been rather a grey summer, though some days were beautiful.  



Sorry, Bill, about the purple flower on your head.  You were just too quick for me!

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It's amazing how much landscaping they managed to squeeze into such a (relatively) small space.


I'm no expert, but this was definitely one of the best lily ponds I've ever seen.



This is a sneak peak at the hydrangeas, but I'll leave them for a while longer.


3 comments:

Terri said...

Beautiful flowers and the lily pond is so thick it looks like you could walk across it.

Michelloui | The American Resident said...

This is one place I have never been but would love to see!

Jo said...

This a wonderful town. Will put it on my list of places to see if we ever get back over to the UK.